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SUNYIT hosts "Refugees Starting Over in Utica"

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - SUNY-IT hosted a night devoted to Utica's refugees Friday night. From world music and folk dancing to storytelling the night was all about celebrating and sharing refugees stories.

A gallery show called "Refugees Starting Over in Utica" was put together as a collaboration between refugees, students and community organizations to also showcase their stories now that they've resettled in Utica.

"I think the main thing is they're surprised that there are so many refugees right here in utica and surprised that so many live nearby and they didn't really notice them before and it's just such an honor to have so many refugees come to our campus and have them get to know some of the students too," said Kathryn Stam Asssociate Professor of Anthropology at SUNYIT.

Over 200 people showed up for Friday's event.

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